Joseph Alvie Estes Photograph Collection


Joseph Alvie Estes Photograph Collection


Photography of horse sports


Items in this collection were digitized from the Keeneland Library's Joseph Alvie Estes Photographic Collection, comprised of glass and acetate negatives and print photographs. Joseph Alvie Estes (1902-1970) was an editor, racing authority, and civic leader.


These digital resources may be freely searched and displayed. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or electronically. Physical rights are retained by the Keeneland Library. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.

Collection Items

Man o' War, Private Showing
Photograph of the American Thoroughbred Man o' War with his groom Will Harbut taken during a military delegation's visit to Faraway Farm as part of the delegation's tour of Kentucky Thoroughbred horse farms in November of 1943. The visit was part of…

Man o' War with Winston Gordon
Photograph of American Thoroughbred Man o' War with exercise rider Winston Gordon.

Newspaper headlines from around the world heralded Man o’ War (1917-1947) as “matchless,” the “wonder horse,” a “speed miracle,” and “peerless.”

After winning 20…

This photograph features the Hall of Fame American Thoroughbred Myrtlewood.

Myrtlewood, widely remembered for her match race victory against Miss Merriment at Keeneland in 1936, claimed the U.S. Champion Sprint Horse that same year.
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